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Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on human African trypanosomiasis diagnostics

Director / Head: 
  Professor Philippe Büscher
 




Institution:
  Parasite Diagnostics Unit, Department of Parasitology
  Institute of Tropical Medicine
Address:
  Nationalestraat 155
  2000
 
Town:
  Antwerp
Country:
  BELGIUM
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +32.32476371
Fax:
  +32.32476373
Web Site:
  http://www.itg.be/itg/
Date of Designation:
  27/Apr/2009
Last Redesignation:
  27/Apr/2013
Expiry:
  27/Apr/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. Scientific and technical collaboration on human African trypanosomiasis diagnosis 
  2. Training in human African trypanosomiasis diagnosis 
  3. Collaboration on guidelines for human African trypanosomiasis diagnosis 
  4. Collaboration on human African trypanosomiasis surveillance 
  5. Collaboration on the exit committee of the WHO specimen Bank 
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Subjects:
  1. Trypanosomiasis 
  2. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
  3. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing) 
Types of activity:
  1. Development and application of appropriate technology 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 1.3 - Effective coordination and support provided to Member States in order to provide access for all populations to interventions for the prevention, control, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases, including zoonotic diseases.
  Ower: 1.4 - Policy and technical support provided to Member States in order to enhance their capacity to carry out surveillance and monitoring of all communicable diseases of public health importance.
  Ower: 1.5 - New knowledge, intervention tools and strategies that meet priority needs for the prevention and control of communicable diseases developed and validated, with scientists from developing countries increasingly taking the lead in this research.
Responsible Officer:
  FRANCO MINGUELL Jose Ramon
Phone:
  +41 22 79 13313
Email:
  francoj@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  MERCER David John
Phone:
  +45 39171467
Email:
  mercerd@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork